ERIC Number: ED123742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Student Wheelchair Transportation: Loading and Securement.
Stewart, Carl F.; Reinl, Herbert G.
This paper presents findings and recommendations resulting from a study of the equipment and systems currently used to transport wheelchair-confined students. Objective of the study was to assist the California Department of Education in preparing specifications for loading and securement facilities used in transporting wheelchair-confined students. A total of 21 organizations, including school districts, school bus contractors and manufacturers, and a service agency, were visited to document and evaluate the types of loading and securement equipment now in use. Besides presenting findings and recommended specifications, the paper also raises several questions about the behavior of wheelchairs and associated hardware during an accident; the authors suggest conducting a dynamic testing program involving simulated accidents to provide answers to these questions. A number of photographs illustrate different types of wheelchair loading and securement equipment. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (54th, October, 1974); Photos may reproduce poorly